World Diabetes Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Monday, November 14th. There are until the next observance.

📆 When is World Diabetes Day?

This year, World Diabetes Day is on November 14th. It is the 2nd Monday in November; in 2023, it is on Tuesday.

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📜 History of World Diabetes Day

Around 1850, doctors thought they knew enough about the differences between types two and one to divide them into two groups.

Since then, type II diabetes has affected 90 percent of those affected, affecting an estimated 425 million people worldwide.One of the reasons the WHO and IDF intended to launch World Diabetes Day was to raise awareness about ways to avoid developing the illness.

Having to regulate blood sugar levels on a daily basis is a time-consuming and costly undertaking, as the global economic cost of diabetes is roughly $727 billion (USD), with the United States accounting for over a third of it at $245 billion.

The expense of the condition and its prevention give us even more reason to raise awareness of it, as well as to commemorate the birth of the man who helped introduce insulin into the contemporary world as an effective cure for diabetes.

☑️ World Diabetes Day facts

Things to do on World Diabetes Day

Wear the blue circle
The blue circle emblem has become a worldwide symbol of diabetes awareness. Wear a t-shirt, necklace, or bracelet with the logo on World Diabetes Day, or design one yourself, to raise awareness of this serious disease and its consequences.

Organize a diabetes fair
Collaborate with health officials to host a diabetes expo at your workplace or in your community. Diabetes testing, information, and pamphlets on how to prevent type II diabetes and stay healthy are available.

Get tested
Diabetes symptoms include, but are not limited to, increased urine excretion, thirst, persistent hunger, weight loss, visual problems, and weariness. Furthermore, being overweight or obese raises the likelihood of developing type II diabetes. One in every two people with diabetes remains undiagnosed, according to estimates. Use World Diabetes Day to remind yourself to get tested if you have any risk factors or symptoms of diabetes.

📅 World Diabetes Day Observances

2022 November 14 Monday
2023 November 14 Tuesday
2024 November 14 Thursday
2025 November 14 Friday
2026 November 14 Saturday

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